The Fruit Trees
Let’s talk about our fruit! Cherry, Apple, Plum, Grapes, Raspberry, Strawberry, Haskap, Goji and more.
Every year Small Prairie Farms plants a multi-family garden. We also have had a few other families plant their gardens. We try to over plant so if we have extra produce we donate it to Carmichael Outreach.
We get some wild ideas watch as we transform them! Chicken coops, out houses, showers and more. Ideas for living off grid.
Malcolm and Sebastian have made videos of all the inventions that they have made on the farm. Watch and see how the make living semi off grid tolerable.
Old McGregor bought a farm, Oh, what fruit he grew, As the farm began to grow, His family did too! Malcolm bought the farm just between Lumsden and Pence. Just bare land, a dugout and a mailbox. It was a pathetic piece of land, filled with weeds, Canadian thistle and ground frogs. Yet Malcolm, has started to make it a hobby (farm?) Malcolm’s main concern was his grape vines…That’s what he thought, but really if he could grow cherry trees, cherries would pay for the farm as he experimented with the vines. Wait there are fruit trees up for auction! At a ridiculously low price! We should get some, just to see. Did you hear they are growing Goji berries in the valley? We should get 10 plants, just to see. In the second year, we have cherry trees, raspberry bushes, Goji berries, hops, strawberries, rhubarb, apple trees, pear trees and plum trees (hopefully garlic?) It’s all trial and error. It’s come a long way from fencing, aerators in the dugout, self-sufficient water supply and family bonding…at first we thought Malcolm was crazy, but now we love our “Farm”
The little neighbour boy Jeff does another bang-up job on filming the events via drone. Kids, bikes, dogs, go karts an epic break down.
This summer (2018) Some produced…and some didn’t produce We’ll never plant Tiny Tim tomatoes again. What a nuisance. So many tomato skins to peel off. Carrots produced a lot! So did zucchini, pumpkin and beans..of course. Kelly always manages to get some canning done including this year Kelly and Jeffs Apple Butter/ Jam thanKs to Read more about 2018 Garden[…]
Remembrance: A Couple Who Met During The War Written by Jan Densmore In today’s Remembrance celebration, we take the time to think of My Mom (Margret Bissell) and Dad (Gregory Rice) were in their early 20s when they met during WWII. Both army soldiers. Signing up during wartime, can you imagine how scary the future could be Read more about Remembrance Day 2018[…]
We had a huge Garden this year! We also had Tania and Uncle Bruce’s garden. This year we had an abundance of beans (like usual) zucchini, cucumbers, peas, pumpkins, carrots, tomatoes, and potatoes. 52 pumpkins to be exact, which were all given away. The garden failed at producing peanuts- We produced 3 out of 20 plants Read more about 2018 Garden[…]
Farm Jam 2018 was smaller than usual but more fun than ever! There was a small group at Farm Jam 2018 this year, but a lot of newcomers! We were happy to see Beth and Laurier(Sp?), Auntie Kate(from South Korea), Billie, Kendra, Cousin Danielle and family, cousin Gerry and family and of course all the regulars. Read more about Farm Jam 2018[…]
The surprise swarm that took Jeffs grainery by storm! In just 2 days honey bees had created a swarm on Jeffs exterior wall of his grainery. This isn’t the first time bees have been around before but never a swarm like this. This time it was more of an adventure. Wanting to get rid of the Read more about The Little Neighbour Boy Gets a Surprise Swarm[…]
Cousins Weekend Was Filled Sunshine, Drama and Food! We camped out at Uncle Malcolm’s for the cousins long weekend! Mathew and Emmy joined us from the East coast, along with Terra and the girls(this includes Andrew). The invitation was also extended to our parents this year! Everyone packed up their tents, campers, games, footballs, baseballs, Read more about Cousin Weekend 2018[…]
We finally have our chickens! We drove to Chamberlin, Saskatchewan to get chickens and they stunk the whole drive back. I (Kelly) honestly didn’t realize they smelled so bad and all they do is poop! They have just finished molting So they look like garbage. We’ll see how the dogs get along with them. The Eggs May Read more about We Have Chickens![…]
Prairie Fires in Kannata Valley are Rampant It’s only May and the Prairie Fires have already started in Southern Saskatchewan. There are Fire bans in a lot of the RMs and most people are doing their due diligence to take care not to put their land at risk. Wascana Trails Fire – April 23 About 12 hectares Read more about Prairie Fires Are Raging This Year- 2018[…]
April 28th Kelly’s first weekend at the farm During the nights I’m still am running 2 heaters and the wind howls fiercely in the night shaking the camper. I’ve taken an interest in the local abandoned scenery. The first house is located at the top of the hill on the turkey trail, dad had said he Read more about April 28- First weekend at the farm[…]